Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in October 2009
A new government framework is aimed at tax and revenue management, safety, social services, transportation, and urban infrastructures.
Raytheon's mobile application for Android-based smartphones employs GPS, camera, and other real-time capabilities for use in the field.
Deputy CIO David Wennergren points to reliability, security, and lower TCO as among the potential benefits of using open source in the U.S. military.
The government plans to spend $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funds to upgrade the nation's power grid. R&D efforts are already underway at some leading tech vendors.
The Whitehouse.gov site now runs the open source Drupal content management system, which includes social networking tools that can be used for communications and participatory government.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says government spending on IT can help cut healthcare costs and improve care quality.
Investment arm In-Q-Tel is funding Visible Technologies, making its online brand analysis capabilities available to U.S. intelligence agencies.
In an effort to avoid 'mission failure,' the agency plans to deploy new storage systems, virtualize servers, modernize databases, and expand mobile and wireless capabilities.
In developing the user interface for its latest OS, Microsoft put productivity and the user experience front and center. Here's how.
IT spending by civilian agencies will grow 3.4% annually over the next five years, a significant slowdown compared to the previous five years, according to a new report from TechAmerica.
The state cut IBM loose, saying the company failed to deliver on a multi-year welfare modernization effort.
My first thought when I saw that the federal government had created its own URL shortener was: what a waste of time and effort. The more I think about it, the more I wonder why other large organizations with popular Websites haven't done this for their links.
A flash drive with more than 100,000 personal records has been misplaced by a researcher, while a new report finds widespread problems with the state's IT outsourcing deal.
Regulatory and technical requirements, including accessibility and electronic archiving, present unique challenges to bringing open government to the Web.
HP's new desktops and laptops include multi-touch screens, tilting Webcams, and improved power management.
New approaches to include early involvement of technology users, rapid upgrade capabilities, and a modular, open-systems approach.
CIO Robert Carey lays out the Navy's IT plans for fiscal 2010, including cybersecurity initiatives, network architecture planning, and increased use of Web 2.0 tools.
CIO Roger Baker credits a new project management accountability system with facilitating decision making at the federal agency.
The uGov system was hailed as a step toward collaboration among intelligence experts, but the system is being phased out amid security concerns.
A new report estimates that the top 20 federal contracts, many laden with IT purchases, will be worth 50% more than last year's contracts.
Nine federal agencies missed a Congressional deadline requiring them to draft guidelines aimed at reducing their reliance on outsourced services.
An Executive Order mandates that federal agencies implement green data center strategies, double-sided printing, and PC power management, as part of a broader sustainability push.
With the introduction of an XML edition, the official journal of the U.S. government should be easier to access and use, while third parties will be able to apply the information in new ways.
Among the next steps for the recently revamped Recovery.gov are improved search, mapping, and mobile access, and open APIs.